Oracle has announced that project management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) are now integrated, with the availability of Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Release 2.5 PPM Process Integration Packs (PIPs),
Oracle Project Portfolio Management Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and the Oracle E-Business Suite connects Oracle's Primavera P6 with the Oracle E-Business Suite to seamlessly integrate project management and financial information for complete enterprise project portfolio management (PPM) functionality. This allows users to synchronize information regardless of whether projects are created in Oracle Project Portfolio Management or Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.
Oracle Project Portfolio Management Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, connects Primavera P6 and Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, offering seamless integration that allows users to synchronize information between the two solutions regardless of whether they create projects in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Management or Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.
With either pack, users can synchronize project structures, resource details, budgets, actual costs, progress and cost to complete. This provides one cohesive look into all projects and portfolios within an enterprise. The PPM Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and the Oracle E-Business Suite helps synchronize activities and resource assignments, while the PPM Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables synchronization of timesheets between P6 and JD Edwards.
Dick Faris, senior vice president, products for the Oracle Primavera GBU, tells 5 Minute Briefing that in the last 10 years, there has been an increased interest and desire among larger enterprise customers for integration of their corporate ERP systems with their project management systems so that people can ensure that they are looking at the same data, that the people in the field that are managing the projects can understand what the costs for the projects are, and people in the central offices can be aware of the status of individual projects.
"We have been doing one-off integrations and sometimes we have had partners do the integrations but now that we are part of Oracle of course, we are using the Oracle methodology, using an SOA approach with the AIA foundation and the PIPs to integrate Primavera P6, which is our project portfolio management application, with the Oracle E-Business Suite, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne," Faris notes. "We have a lot of customers that have been looking forward to this and expecting it really since the day acquisition was announced." Oracle announced an agreement to acquire Primavera Software, Inc., in October 2008 and closed the sale in November of the same year.
The PPM Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne was co-developed by Oracle and CSS International, a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.
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